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everything is bigger in texas. not much knowledge of driving there. texas sized snow caused texas sized headaches and the night before christmas. a holiday favorite, it returns. . >>> around the nation tonight, paychecks won't go down in january because the house finally passed the tax break extension. the gavel came down and the bill moved to the president's desk. >> this is good news, just in the nick of time for the holidays. >> the president left for his hawaii vacation shortly. they will >>> it'll be a white christmas in texas and snow fell in el paso today. folks there are obviously not used to driving in this stuff. especially not in the rear wheel mustang. a few inches of snow and cold temperatures made for lots of slipping sliding in the western part of texas. it's expected to fall through tomorrow. >>> and a woman flying -- says the tsa thought her cup cakes were a terror threat. a security agent took two of them, that's suspicious, packed in jars, saying the frosting was to similar to the kind of gels they ban from planes. rebecca said they aren't being logical. >> it's no
helped. >>> hi i want to give a shoutout to my family in san antonio texas. i love you, i miss you, merry christmas, happy holidays. >>> it didn't take long withindays of the last u.s. troops leaving iraq's a wave of violence swept through baghad this week. 16 bombs exploded killing 70 people and wounding another 200. last week we met one iraqi worried about his safety because he worked were the americans. in a follow-up elizabeth palmer talks about his spiking gear. >> days after the u.s. withdrewthe last troops from iraq and the political battle raging this new violence invoked fears that this country may be headed for a civil war. the bombs hit too close to home for a man we call terry. man we met last week in baghdad who worked with the army fighting fraud and reconstruction projects. he asked that we conceal his identity to protect him. >> what did you do for theunited states. >> i helped distinguish who werethe good guys and bad guys. >> he was on his way to workwhen one bombs exploded at his office killing 25 colleagues. >> what will happen to you ifyou stay in ironing iraq and you
at ravens stadium had all of their winter gear on. you will need it tonight. a storm is brewing in texas bringing snow to the western panhandle. it is unbelievable that is where it is selling rather than anywhere else in the country. bwi marshall has light wind out of the west. we will see mostly clear skies and dry for santa's sleigh. it will be in the 30's and the downtown area. the full forecast is coming up. >> the rush is on to get last- minute gifts under the tree. if you are a procrastinator, you are not alone. millions hit the malls today searching for the final gift to make the holiday break. >> it is the most wonderful time of the year -- unless you have not finished your christmas shopping. >> i woke up and was really nervous. i ran out the door and decided to put a target. >> the mad dash began before dawn at stores across this great land of ours. for some, there is a method to the small madness -- mall madness. >> chances are if you waited to the last minute, you will get terrific deals. >> this year, a small electronics are a big hit. air jordans are flying off the shelf. u
. go down to texas and drive my mom's suv it is painful. thank goodness we are moving in the right. >> i know this is one of your favorites. >> a lot of factors. green energy, pushes prices up and doesn't bring them down. but inflation is here and not caused by the hedge funds or evil bankers it is caused by the government. undue expansion of the money supply. and covert and destructive tact. your dollar is now worth about 25 percent less. that is a real tax on the rich and especially on the poor as well >> it will show up and rear its ugly head. >> you can't control it forever. it is like putting a top on a steam engine. it will burst out. it happened before of the we don't learn from history and we don't read history. and we are morons and congress in particular. how we elect people who don't read and cannot read or read their own bills when they pass them. it boggles my mind that we tolerate >> jamu. i am not sure what show you are watching. i advocate to do energy policy in a new way. we are the only one without a energy policy. wayne is right. the inflation that is exasbrated
tier of the country. that is going to bring a lot of rain to texas where we do it will come to texas where we need it and it will get in the way of holiday travel plans into christmas eve. there is rain and snow in texas. believe it or not. if you're dreaming of a white christmas some of you will get your wish. be careful traveling. interstate 20 and i-10, that system heads into the southeast by christmas day itself as you unwrap presents from birmingham to atlanta. if you want a white christmas, you will have to head well north. northern new england your best chance for a white christmas and much of the west. very thick snow pack from the rockies down into new mexico where every ski resort in new mexico is open. there is good news if you want to try out the new skis and snowboards this year. kate, back to you. >> a lot of brown on that map though. kelly cass, thanks so much. >>> now to the other mad rush playing out at the mall. it was discouraging today to see the lack of holiday spirit on display when a certain coveted sneaker went on sale. that's right. people were fighting over
brain, a broken eye socket and a broken nose. >>> house speaker newt gingrich and texas governor rick perry will not be included in virginia's primary. they failed to collect the required 10,000 signatures before the deadline last thursday. a spokesman for the gingrich campaign said earlier today that they would be launching an investigation. virginia does not allow write-in candidates on primary ballots. former massachusetts governor mitt romney and texas congressman ron paul will both be on the march 6th primary ballot. >>> well, it wasn't a christmas miracle for the redskins. but for a while it looked like they could pull out a win today. dan, what you got? >> reporter: happy christmas eve, aaron. so much for that season-ending momentum for the redskins. one week after beating the giants, a team that's fighting for a play-off spot, they can't get it done against the two-win vikings. they drop to 5-10 on the year. it's their sixth loss of the season at home. where home field advantage has simply been nonexistent. the redskins were actually hoping and expecting to get their sixth win
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
ballot. the state's republican party says texas governor rick perry and newt gingrich did not meet the required minimum 10,000 signatures from registered voters. that numr must also include 400 signatures from each of the state's 11 districts. perry's campaign says it will review the facts to see if an appeal the warranted. gingrich has not yet commented. meanwhile mitt romney and ron paul will be on the ballot. virginia's primary falls on march, super tuesday. >>> donald trump is no longer republican. the real estate mogul changed his voter registration to unayiluated yesterday. he says it keeps his options open for a possible presidential run in 2012 as an independent candidate. trump has said if he does not approve of the republican candidate chosen to oppose president barack obama he would consider entering the race. >>> cuba is releasing 2900 prisoners. but a potomac, maryland, man held for spying is not one of them. alan gross is not included on the list of inmates pardoned. that despite the fact that most are over the age of 60 and in poor health as is gross. he was arrested
the day. and move the system through that caused those winds. that's now into texas and new mexico we are seeing heavy snow at this hour. >> jamie: holiday travel would you go for it or cancel. >> most spots i-9 a the entire ride looking great. texas see some issues. we do have snow right now. as it continues to drift its way eastward rainfall across the entire state of texas into louisiana. down through arkansas. be mindful of that as you head out for your travels during the day. >> jamie: i will be sitting right here. i hope everybody is safe out there. have a great holiday. thanks. >> thank you. >> jamie: this week's blizzard out west did trap one family in car. they were in there for almost two days. look at that the suv covered in four feet of snow. the couple is from texas. they were with their 5-year-old daughter and they got stuck in new mexico on their way to a ski resort. the father finally got through to his brother to called the cops. dad said they had enough food and water but after a while they were rubbing out of air. the parents say they have pneumonia. both of them bu
of early. we haven't seen a whole lot of them yet. but by this afternoon, it's all going to be texas. dallas is a huge hub for a lot of people to come in. american is the big hub there. it will be tough there. >> chad myers, one of your fellow -- >> great man. bring it on. >> he said in one of the 12 years i've been here at cnn this is one of the best if not the best travel weekends for christmas that i've seen. he said people have it pretty good. no big issues. >> he's right. he really is. other than texas, there's nothing else people can't handle. >> i was trooith to get you to disagree. >> no. take a look at this. this is parts of -- this is albuquerque. look at the snow coming through. it's not just snowflakes. a lot of it is tiny rain drops when he hits the surface. obviously, someone was successful getting through there, but we have had a lot of accidents. we can see more of those. west texas is one of the places where you can have some trouble. perfect scenario where you are a large vehicle, big ee cono line van. still, really no contest. and you love this shot, don't you? >>
of texas. i love you but the weather is tough. scattered showers along i-35 corridor in houston, some rain there, too. take a look at this. in west texas it's all switching over to snowfall. some could give you whiteout conditions on parts of i-20. zoom in a little more south of lubbock and towards amarillo and abilene -- amarillo is here, abilene closer as we venture in a little more. high elevations in odessa and midland. that's where the snow is heavier. even then only a few inches of snowfall. all things again relative in the rockies. the snow there, inches. snowfall fell several feet within boulder, several hours ago. a lot of die out. this is the snowpack that remains. also snow on the ground in parts of the northeast and western great lakes. as we fast forward into tonight what we anticipate and into tomorrow morning, snow continuing through parts of texas, pacific northwest and into the northern great lakes. that's going to be about it. doesn't look like it's going to be a white christmas for a lot of people. again, caveat, fairly nice travel conditions with the exception of the lo
cÓmo lograr todo esto en una escuela de texas. >> un jurado acusÓ de homicidio premeditado a un hombre por rociar a una mujer de 73 aÑos con gasolina y prenderle fuego. tambiÉn fue acusado de ataque incendiario premeditado. las autoridades de nueva york calificaron a este caso como uno de los crÍmenes mÁs horripilante es. >> una iniciativa con el fin de estimular la permanencia en clase de los alumnos inclinados a abandonar sus estudios. la entrega de computadoras que pudo llevar a sus casas. pero para poder obtenerlas hay que cumplir ciertos requisitos. >> juan martÍnez recibiÓ su regalo que abrirÁ por adelantado. una con otra obra personal. >> no a todos los estudiantes le dieron la computadora. estoy muy agradecido. me han dado la oportunidad. >> la mayorÍa de los alumnos son latinos y de escasos recursos, vulnerables a abandonar la escuela. >> tenemos estudiantes que necesitan trabajar. y tambiÉn tenemos estudiantes que han tenido problemas con sus vidas. han sido perdidos en el sistema. >> para motivar a estos jÓvenes a continuar sus estudios, la secundaria y yo un prog
, texas. is it plano or plano? >> it's plano. >> was the president right? was speaker boehner right? >> you are quoting a lot of "animal house." this goes for the grade for all of congress. 0.0. the fact that we are sitting here discussing a $40 pay period rebait to taxpayers is ridiculo ridiculous. now, the national debt is over $15 trillion. that means every american taxpayer owes over $40,000 in debt. it's ridiculous. the fact we sent the republicans there to drastically alter and cut the spending in government, the best anybody can do is come up with $40 a pay period. the if i was going to pay for president obama's vacation, i would have to work 1,000 pay periods to pay for it. >> let's go with your principle here. should we pay for the bush tax cut for the rich? i'm just asking that, going by your principle. >> well t tax cuts for the rich -- the rich 1% pay over 37%. they are taxed enough. they creigh yait the jobs. that's not why you brought me on here. >> i just want to see if your principles are consistent or not. they cut the tax rates for the rich. 39% would have the clin
we know one thing, rick perry will not be on the ballot for that day's virginia primary. the texas governor didn't get enough signatures to have his name listed and neither did michele bachmann, john hudson or rick santorum. romney and paul have the required 10,000 signatures of virginia registered voters. the state board of elections says it is still verifying the names gathered by newt gingrich's campaign. >>> new at 11:00, a panel of federal judges says maryland's congressional redistricting map does not discriminate against black voters. the three judges dismissed the lawsuit today. the nine plaintiffs didn't satisfy the burden of proof to make their case. >>> new information tonight about that arlington woman who's been fighting to keep a mural outside her business. we first introduced to the problem painting outside kim houghton's doggy day care back in january when the county told her it was really just an illegal sign and had to come down. but howton says it is a work of art and not an ad. she says the fourth u.s. circuit court of appeals has agreed to hear her case next ye
on ropes of camel smoke and demand a texas holdum. no wonder they call it spirits. spirits vad my father with cower vas yea. spirits made him burn rubber screaming in the driveway. the marianet and tongue were skillets at mid night. i wouldn't see his ass again until the next afternoon. twoshgs johnnie. gee my cousin john edwards volunteered for possession every week. he was certified. ex exor citizenim did nothing. colt 45, crazy horse they demand the sacrifices in blood so bottles would go to the couch friday night. walls kicked until straight jackets lay waiting on the lawn. mama would site visions of gang boys with metal vent as if it explained anything. it didn't between dusk from the and dawn saturday he was ready to blow the -- up. do you want some of this? oh , no, yes oh , no or yes , i will be damn, i will be damn, i will be damn. [applause] >> this is called someone else's child. and i guess it's a sort of an imagined conversation with a took place in a real moment in my father's hospital room in a matter of weeks before he died. my father is my foster father and there was al
. but down in old el paso, an entire community is engaged in a texas-sized battle over this texas-sized light show. >> this is a commercial grade, walt disney would be jealous, show. >> reporter: this is the mansion of fred loya. >> thank you for coming! >> reporter: every weekend night, he puts on this synchronized, computerized, supersized musical light show. thousands come out to watch. >> he brings families together, so i think it's great. >> reporter: this is the first year? the insurance magnate started this tradition back in 2006. how many lights that first year? >> that year, i think it was about 40,000. >> reporter: 40,000 the first year, and now you're at -- >> 230,000, yes. >> reporter: but not everyone likes looking at halls quite so decked. just around the corner, in this swank upper class community of 150 families, we found a house teeming with bah, humbug. >> it basically has turned our neighborhood into a sideshow. >> tremendous traffic. >> our whole neighborhood is being held hostage during christmastime. >> reporter: this posse of peeved neighbors says the traffic drawn by f
grados que estÁn en albuquerque en el norte mek xico y en el norte de texas este sistema estÁ generando hasta el sÁbado por lo menos por la noche hasta justamente la nochebuena avisos y alertas de tormenta invernal, esta tormenta invernal que continÚa acumulando nieve solamente en esta regiÓn, al sureste de texas, en el golfo precipitaciones, lluvias para la navidad incluso alcanzando parte del sureste del paÍs que por el momento tras el paso de las fuertes tormentas y loro tos nalos otornados bien tranquilos, algÚn chubasco en los grandes lagos, para maine y new hampshire serÁn ellos frl ci favorecidos, maÑana como ven solera distinto para tosol radiantes y texas, lluvias para navidad, en luisiana, mississippi y el norte de georgia, sabe haga sus planes les deseo una muy feliz navidad a todos ustede. ( ♪ mÚsica ♪ ) >>> para ti tambiÉn mi vida paola. en esta Época de alegrÍa y reuniones familiares, los papÁs escuchen bien deben estar atentos porque algunos peligros se esconden en los lugares mÁs y inesperados, vamos con cecilia harris donde muchos niÑos en el paÍs son
free with the exception of new mexico and texas, west texas where snow will be falling around midland and lubbock. rain showers pushing into louisiana. dry in the east. the weather is not going to be a factor. temperatures in the southeast warmer than average for this time of year. 60 in atlanta for christmas eve. last year we had a big snowstorm tracking through the east. so quite a change from one year to the next. 39 is the forecast high for new york city. 41 in denver. christmas day, your sunday forecast still rainy across the south and showers pushing further east, getting closer to the atlanta area. there will be light snow around the lakes and up into the u.p. of michigan. not a ton of snow but a couple inches possible. 46 in new york city by christmas afternoon. 52 in d.c. we still have cold air here. but even in air for this time of year is not that cold. it's right around average for pretty much every state in the country with the exception of texas cooling off with all that rain. 56 your forecast for monday and the rain continues to push through the south and in the tenness
be trouble. new mexico and texas are under a winter weather alert. in the south, they just hope to have electricity for christmas after last night's severe weather. >> this was going to be our first christmas at home as a family, but -- i think we're going to go somewhere else. >> reporter: davidson sheriff's family was getting ready to take their 1-year-old to see santa when their house was blown over. yes, blown over, by what they think was a tornado. he is being called a hero. >> we got in the closet, hunkered down and i just held them like this. >> reporter: a bear hug around his pregnant wife, 1-year-old and aunt. >> i kind of just closed my eyes and i told my wife and my aunt, "here we go." >> reporter: everybody bear hugged together and just rolled and rolled. where did you end up? >> we ended up somewhere in the middle of the yard. >> reporter: chrissy ended up with a broken ankle, some scratches for davidson, the baby and mom are fine. what does it do to your christmas? >> makes me happy that we're here and that we're still a family and that everybody's here. i don't care about
on this christmas eve, causing treacherous travel from wisconsin to texas. so, which states will see a white christmas this year? everything you need to know to get to grandma's house safely this christmas. >>> the perks of procrastination. with less than 24 hours to go, it will be chaos today at america's malls. for those who waited, the deals will be huge. although, the lines will be long. if you're a procrastinator, are you actually better off waiting for the deals on the day after christmas? >>> royal scare. a frightening day for the royal family. prince philip, the queen's husband, is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. we have the latest on the 90-year-old's condition. how will his illness affect kate's first royal christmas? >>> and -- ♪ jingle bells jingle bells ♪ ♪ jingle all the way >> kickoff your christmas with us. we have great tunes. ♪ with a one-horse open sleigh ♪ >> which will be the soundtrack to a fierce competition. which "gma" anchor can build the best gingerbread house? ♪ oh, what fun it is to ride ♪ ♪ oh, what fun it is to ride ♪ ♪ oh, wha
of texas where we have rain, sleet, even some snowfall. in speaking of snow, the big question a lot of people have is will we or will we not have a white christmas or is it going to be, well, quite frankly, one without snow? we'll have the answer coming up in a few moments plus we have a game day forecast to show you some of the big nfl games we'll have this weekend. what you as a fan can expect. >> all right, reynolds. we'll check in with you in a moment. thank you so much. meanwhile, fist fights. police using pepper spray, glass being smashed. these are shoppers doing all of this stuff. why? because they're after a pair of shoes. air jarodans. there it is. retro jordans re-released and people are kicking down doors and kicking each other to get them. stay with us. >>> coming up on eight minutes past the hour taking a look at news across the country. in aurora, colorado three firefighters had to be taken to the hospital after a chimney exploded. they were trying to put out flames inside a home and that back draft you hear about sometimes caused an explosion and knocking them off th
several accident in el paso, texas yesterday. take a look that line of snow extends from west texas to new mexico and bring soaking rain to the gulf coast. north american aerospace is typica willly busy scanning the skies for enemy fighter jets and piercing american air space. norad is spending the special night tracking a miniature sleigh and eight diney reindeer. tonight they keep watch for dancer, and vixen and jolie old st. nick to make sure he makes his rounds. it is part of their duty to make sure santa makes it all destinations safely. they call him big red . youngsters can also check santa's progress on norad's website. it is it an important mission out there. and we'll watch it tonight for sure. coming up. a christmas tale you don't want to miss. care packages for dogings. yes. new video just released of a deadly jailhouse confrontation. the sheriff said it shows that his office had nothing to hide and others say it shows excessive force. we'll let you decide. and christmas in the little town of bethlehem. >> we'll have more. >> it is it a very little town and it is a charming tow
, one candidate has been given a pass sor fa, texas congressman ron paul. however, with the strengthening poll numbers in iowa, his unique outlook on a number of issues is starting to receive a little more attention from his opponents. >> the only person i know for a weaker military than barack obama is ron paul. we ought to be honest about this. his positions are fundamentally wrong. on national security. i do not agree with him that america is at fault for 9/11 or that we can ignore iranian nuclear weapon and i do not agree with him it's okay if israel disappears. >> bret: correspondent shannon bream tonight digs deeper in ron paul's record. >> reporter: republican congressman in 2012 contender ron paul isn't afraid to speak his mind. including this recent accusation leveled against his capitacapitol hill colleague and rival for the nomination, michele bachmann. >> she doesn't like muslims. she hates muslims. she hates them. she wants to go get them. >> bachmann unequivocally denied the assertion calling it absolutely outrageous. but it's just the latest in a str
have a lot to share with you and that all has happened happens in texas. one huge thorough fare is the i-20 corridor. if you're taking off going from dallas to el paso. when you get things started in dallas, what have you got? scattered showers. you're driving through the clouds, windshield wipers going crazy. then right to the point of abilene, you have an area with thursday at or below the freezing point. below 32 degrees, that twitches over to snow. take a look for that. over to abilene. now, in terms of aum calculation was we had hour we had up to. inches of snow. not going to be ta big of a deal. traveling around tl texas, that will be the biggest travel trouble spot in the nation. dallas, ft. worth, maybe going to san antonio or a flight in houston. that storm system is going to drive its way to the east, eventually moving into places like new orleans. not saying severe thunderstorms, but certainly heavy rainfall. lake-effect snow fall. the northern plains, high temperatures of 42 degrees in kansas city, 39 in minneapolis, 50 in seattle, 70 in los angeles. 37 in albuquerqu
that led to the firing of the cemetery's top of victims. >>reporter: 1 tragedy for texas and university a football player, 22 year-old joseph smith quit v. was killed a car crash he was on his way home from her toward a college station to jacksonville texas. and they fit he swerved to avoid a blood of on a highway in and sit him straight into the path of an 18 wheeler. he was a senior offensive lineman at texas a&m. >>reporter: from made the change so that he could run for president as an independent. he said he could still run if he is unhappy with the republican nominee. when his lawyer says that he is discussing with republicans are handling the payroll tax cut. >>reporter: winter is taking new mexico by storm quite literally. it is making for tough driving conditions so parts of major interstates have been shut down and dozens of driver left stranded last night because of icy roads and with white out, bishop luke take in a good deal out of colorado, is definitely going to be a white christmas. but look at those guys, they might love it. a small denver and the surrounding area got as
. this poem is called big thicket jasper, texas. a crack is a buck shot. big thickel. crack, headlights staggering home. the road kills. crack, big thicket. the sticks, drink, drink, headlight stagger in the road. creek, crack, stick broke light kills. big thickel. buck shot by the white headlights to big thicket. what you looking at. crack, the white stick big thicket along the trees. the buck is staggering home. crack, we go to big thicket what you are doing here. break for home. on the road, go, go, crack, crack, crack, big thicket. headlights what you think you are. huff, is this, critic o crack, a stick broke. buck in the brushes. put them back on. what you think. in the rushes. put them back o. big thicket we go to creek. go to head staggers along the trees. crack, a stick broke the creek breaks big thicket we go, buck shot, home we go, go, big thicket. road kill. staggering bucks. headlight rushes. screeching. road screeching, what you what you. we go, we go. crack. bones. road kills a broke stick along the staggering creek we go on. [applause] >> i will close with a poem from t
all know what it is like when you're depressed. so, living without hope really texas out of the picture. then not only are we not trying or contributing, but we are not modeling that behavior for other people. so, when we are hopeful, it is based on one very simple, logical fact, which is that we do not know how things are going to turn now. never know that, no matter how bad things appear. since we do not know how that are going to turn out, we might as low they will have some effect. if we are hopeful, we will be positive. if we are positive, we will be energetic. we will be taking concrete steps to make the world the way we wanted and to model it for others to see. if we do that and enough people see us and follow us, we will be living in the world we want to live in. thank you so much. [applause] >> i do not know about you, but i could listen to that voice for a long time. thank you, peter coyote. his first time here to visit us for lighting the tree. next, i would like to introduce to you and origami artist. she is known all over the world. she has an american flight
.. csar, regreso contigo.. cu - anchor ---dos ancianas hispanas de la ciudad de fort worth en texas aun no pueden creer que hayan terminado en la carcel por tan solo haber intercambiado el precio de un trozo de carne mientras hacian sus compras... ---sergio alvarado nos tiene los detalles de esta historia y no explica como es que se aplica la ley en este tipo de casos... take pkg de acuerdo a la policia las hermanas carmen y francisca bautista de setenta y sesenta aÑos de edad respectivamen te, fueron arrestadas el martes pasado por intercambiar los precios en dos pedazos de carne de puerco mientras hacian sus compras en el supermercado. daniel segura- vocero del departamento de fort worth "cuando pasaron las cajas donde se paga se les explico que lo que acababan de hacer era encontra de la ley y que iban a ser arrestadas por alterar una etiqueta de precio." el incidente ocurrio en esta tienda fiesta en la ciudad de fort worth donde personal de prevencion de robo se percato del cambio de etiquetas de una pieza de carne chica a una mas grande, la diferencia.ocho dolares. "no importa la
that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >> pelley: most americans dreaming of a white christmas will have to go on dreaming. snowfall will be limited to just a little bit here and there, and a lot of people who make a living on snow are worried. we asked michelle miller to find out what's driving our unusual uoliday weather. >> reporter: the grand opening at the bear creek mountain ski resort was anything but grand. it was a balmy 42 degrees and just one of the 21 trails was open for snowboarders like haley schulz. l the conditions are really rough. there's not much snow. r: reporter: last december, nature provided 20 inches of snow here. all of this snow was man made, thanks to snow-making machines owich cost nearly $5,000 an hour. nark schroetel is the bear creek general manager. >> our groomers were out. they said that they could liter
christmas, west texas. fresh snow coming down from midland northwards to lubbock. new mexico, much of the state has been covered in snow the last week. unfortunately for those in the dallas/ft. worth area, looks like plain old rain. 48-hour snowfall, west texas, a little in washington state, maybe a tiny bit off the great lakes in upstate new york but not a lot of fresh snow. in other words, if you don't are snow on the ground right now, i can't get you a white christmas. this map shows who has a white christmas. areas in white and blue is where the snowpack is. the green, earth tone, that's where the ground is bare. almost all of the eastern half of the united states is bare. even parts of new england got a little bit yesterday but that's about it. there's been very much a lack of snow so far this winter season. so, your christmas eve forecast, light rain turning into steadier rains for houston, dallas, louisiana, watch out, you'll get drenched throughout tonight into tomorrow. much of the country looks great. your christmas day forecast. louisiana in mississippi, alabama, overall
's presidential primary ballot. the former house speaker and the texas governor did not submit enough valid signatures and they joined a majority of gop candidates who failed to qualify for the march 6 virginia primary. only two republicans -- mitt romney and ron paul will be on the ballot. newt gingrich says he will campaign as a write-in. you can see more covers online c-span.org. and we will hear from congressman chris van hollen about the national tax cut and more. >> i am here arguing in favor of higher taxes on the wealthy. i am a mulally 1%. >> i'm very -- i am a part of the 1%. >> this will not help anybody. >> you do not want to donate to the government? >> i want our class to be -- you have heard me -- you are being silly. >> i am a video journalist. i would say that what we're doing is sort of like citizen journalism. basically, when an individual who does not have that much training in journalism has the tools of modern technology to capture a live event. that does not have a background in journalism pierre >> video journalist michelle fields -- background in journalism. >> vide
. host: democrats line from texas, good morning. caller: thank you for c-span. mr. lynn, every word you have uttered is what i want to say. i have one thing i would like to point out and maybe you can affect it on polls. do you think the country is going the wrong way? i am a liberal democrat, and my answer is yes. that is because we have lost all compassion and humanity, and i do blame it on the rise of the religious right. i would like to see that question changed. it is not the policies of the president for me, it is the lack of humanity and walking your own shoes. if the question were offered, maybe more people would think about it. right now if i say yes, people think i do not like the president, and that is not true at all. do you understand what i'm saying? please articulate it for me. guest: i think it is a very good idea because polling questions do not often get to the nuance of what they really mean, allowing people to make decisions about who is wrong, talking about the direction of the country, and making people, including the pollsters, have them assume what those answers
didn't realize it at the time but we were actually running out of air. >> how a texas family made it out alive after being buried in 10 feet of snow for almost two days. >> a live look there at san francisco. it's a spare the air day and bone-chilling cold. we'll like a little your area, coming up. [ male announcer ] it's a rule of nature. you don't decide when vegetables reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pick vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze them fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant fantastic! pro-gresso ] they fit! okay-y... okay??? i've been eating progresso and now my favorite old jeans...fit. okay is there a woman i can talk to? [ male announcer ] progresso. 40 soups 100 calories or less. >>> look at. that those icy roads making it difficult for drivers to get around in el paso, texas. cars are slipping and sliding all over the roadways. one driver couldn't even make it up a hill. that area is being hit with heavy snow and some cold temperatures. crews are working around the cl
issue is a little snow in west texas, a little rain there in areas of texas . . >>> good morning, cold outside. 20s, livermore, gilmore, san francisco, down to 22. 33, san jose. mainly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog towards sal lan know county. despite this very cold start, we should see numbers rebounding almost 30 degrees by the afternoon. 50s to low 60s. christmas day also looks dry. finally, a chance of maybe seeing some rain dropping in our way wednesday afternoon into thursday morning. amy. >> all right, bill, thank you. >>> christmas is the top card sending holiday in the u.s., according to industry insiders. 1.5 billion christmas cards are sent out each year. for one minnesota family, the annual christmas card tradition may have gotten a bit of of control. kevin tibbles has the story. >> perched by her sewing machine, sue johnson is revealing her secret. >> how do you come up with the ideas each year? >> sometimes they come to me in dreams. or my husband refers to them as nightmares. >> for nearly two decade webs sue has handmade the costumes for christmas cards that t
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